888HP Bisimoto Sonata Rocks Hyundai SEMA Display
Hyundai had 5 world debuts at SEMA 2014 – and the clear winner was Bisimoto Engineering. Its 888-horsepower Bisimoto Sonata has the looks to match its racing power. Other concepts debuted were the ARK Performance AR550 Genesis Sedan, Blood Type Racing Genesis Coupe, JP Edition Sonata and Toca Signature Edition Genesis Sedan. Also featured is a rally-inspired Hyundai Veloster Turbo wrapped in a custom, Hyundai Quaker State livery. RELATED: See more photos of the stock 2015 Hyundai Sonata
Bisi Ezerioha, head of California-based Bisimoto Engineering, said his goal was to make the most powerful Sonata ever. He seems to have succeeded with a beast that puts out 888 wheel horsepower; blowing away his earlier goal of 708 horsepower.
Mike O’Brien, vice president, Product and Corporate Planning, Hyundai Motor America, said it would make a great family sedan. If you're a family of one. Sure, you could lay the kids flat in the back but it would be a heck of a ride.
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Not that it's a competition but second place on the Hyundai display would go to Blood Type Racing. It took a vehicle with an unclear future, the Genesis Coupe, and made it stunning. Sam Lee said Blood Type took the stock 2.2-liter turbo and bore it out to 2.4-liters rated at 700 horsepower and 600 lb. ft. of torque.
It gets a stiffened chassis, redlines at 8000 rpm (up from 6500 rpm) and 45 lb. peak boost. For an added touch it rides on 19-inch custom wheels. The BTR Genesis Coupe also features strengthened and fully balanced internal components, a custom intake, intercooler, full exhaust kit and nitrous injection
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